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very much. let us know what you think. you can follow us on twitter, at ac360. >>> new signs in syria that recent gains scored by rebels may be triggering a brutal response from assad's forces. meantime, word that the united states is weighing new strategies for getting involved in the conflict. a lot of late-breaking developments to cover. we will get a report from arwa damon, one of the few reporters inside syria, right now. >>> in syria there's a sense of growing urgency and anxiety. we will get to why in a moment. first, i would like to show you some images that are quite frankly very disturbing and we want to warn you, extremely graphic. but above all, they are a reminder of why we care so much about this story. why we have been devoting so much time to covering it. we think it's important for the rest of the world to see what's happening to the syrian people. according to the opposition, a government air strike hit a residential area in south-central aleppo, killing 20 people and wounding dozens more. we blurred the most graphic details in the video, which appears to have been s
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us know what you think. you can follow us on twitter, at ac360. >>> new signs in syria that recent gains scored by rebels may be triggering a brutal response from assad's forces. meantime, word that the united states is weighing new strategies for getting involved in the conflict. a lot of late-breaking developments to cover. we will get a report from arwa damon, one of the few reporters inside syria, right now. try running four.ning a restaurant is hard, fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office supply stores. rewards we put right back into our business. this is the only thing we've ever wanted to do and ink helps us do it. make your mark with ink from chase. of washington about the future of medicare and social security. anncr: but you deserve straight talk about the options on the... table and what they mean for you and your family. ancr: aarp is cutting through all the political spin. because for our 37 million members, only one word counts. get the facts at earnedasay.org. let's keep medicare... and social se
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today that syria's civil war is spreading into neighboring countries. lisa sylvester is monitoring that and some of the other top stories in "the situation room" right now. what do you have? >> hi, there, wolf. syrian aircraft bombed a rebel held town and a crossing point on the turkish border today. opposition activists say a number of civilians were killed and many syrians fled into turkey for safety. meantime, israel says it has returned fire into syria after stray mortar fire landed in the golan higs. it's the second time in 24 hours that syrian shells have hit israeli-held territory. >>> and the deaths from superstorm sandy has hit over 110. more than 160,000 customers in ten states still have no electricity. signs of recovery this morning with improved train and ferry service in new jersey and new york. >>> the man behind sesame street's adored puppet elbow is taking time off after denigh he had an inappropriate relationship with a teenage boy. a 23-year-old man says he was 16 when he had a relationship with the puppeteer, kevin clash. sesame street says it found the allegati
if this becomes a multifront operation. >> can i just get one little quick tour, syria. >> yes. >> if i understand, that's mostly hezbollah operating in syria. is hamas in syria? >> well, this is a great question because in the case of syria, this has caused a rift between hamas and iran and hezbollah. you have the iranian government backing assad, you have hezbollah backing assad, and you have hamas basically lined up with the opposition. so in many respects, syria has drived a wedge between iran and its former client. >> all right. now, let me go back to israel. iran basically owns hamas, is that fair? >> well, iran has provided financial support. >> they're the financier. i mean, hezbollah, too, but let's stay with hamas for the moment. iran is the banker. >> iran has been a banker. other countries have been as well. they've gotten money from countries like saudi arabia as well. in the case of hezbollah, that is the very, very close partnership. i mean, hezbollah really grew out of the iranian revolution. it is the export of the iranian revolution. so that is the very symbiotic relationship. ha
, a deadly hospital attack. 40 people killed in syria, including a doctor and three children. >>> plus, celebrations in the streets as a cease-fire is called between israel and gaza. but will it hold? >>> and the likes of charlie brown and kermit and snoopy floating above new york city streets on this very early thursday morning. folks, it's macy's day thanksgiving parade time. >> a time-honored tradition. >> so exciting! >> another time-honored tradition is our jason carol, who's always along the parade route. welcome to "early start" and happy thanksgiving. i'm alina cho. >> good morning, i'm brooke baldwin. berman and zoraida both have the day off. it's 6:00 ones the east coast. good to be with you. we'll get back to the macy's thanksgiving day parade in just a moment. but we want to begin with something that many people around the world are really thankful for this morning. the cease-fire is holding between israel and gaza this morning. in gaza city, where so much blood spilled over the last eight days, palestinians are celebrating in the street. you can hear the horns honking, mos
military says it has scored direct hits on targets in syria as israeli tanks opened fire after a syrian mortar shell landed at an israeli base in the golan heights. israel warning the united nations that while the response is measured this time, it will respond with greater force if is syria's civil war continued to spill over the border into israel. the israeli strike was the first direct engagement with syria in nearly 40 years. this image shows the destruction in the goal hahn heights during the 1973 yom kippur war. we'll have much more on the developing story. jenna: a frightening robbery caught on camera. how police think the suspects may have used superstorm sandy to their advantage. we'll have that. >>> dozens of people left homeless after a deadly house explosion destroys an entire main hood. what caused this blast? we're live with the latest on that mystery next. rick: right now some new information on some crime stories we're keeping an eye on for you. testimony concluding in the preliminary hearing for an american soldier charged with killing 16 afghan civilians. staff sergea
. jeff. >> glor: sharyl, thank you. in syria, rebel fighters said they captured a military base in a key oil producing region and a government airstrike near a hospital in aleppo killed at least 15 people. activists say at least 20,000 syrians have been killed in a 20-month-old civil war. fighting is also intensifying around the capital, damascus. the assad regime rarely allows foreign journalists inside, but elizabeth palmer is there. >> reporter: we aren't allow to film the syrian military's shelling of the capital's suburbs, but opposition activists capture many of the strikes on their cell phones. this is what's happening within view and certainly within earshot of downtown damascus. we asked syria's minister of information, omran ahed al zouabi what it means for the regime. you've lost a lot of territory since i was here last. are you losing this fight? "of course not," he said, referring to the armed opposition as terrorists. "they don't have any popular support and most of them aren't even syrian." everyone knows that like a noose, the fighting is slowly tightening around the capi
. there's egypt, gaza, syria, iran. there's a president's second term that's got to be dominated by this region. >> i think so. it's the middle east, so there's good news and bad news. the good news is that the obama administration did an excellent job of supporting israel all through this. made israel feel moderate and the arabs feel realistic. the second piece of good news is that egypt, even under the muslim brotherhood, has an interest in having stability. that's very important. the bad news is the islamists are in control. in the palestinian areas with hamas and certainly in control in egypt. and there's going to be no peace as long as they are there in control, and u.s. policy has got to be a long, gradual process of trying to build up the non-islamists in the arab world, including in iran, across the region. >> that frames it. we'll hear more from you in the roundtable. >>> now let me turn to carl levin, chairman of course of the armed services committee in the senate. senator, to egypt. how concerned are you? is morsi a partner of the united states, or a problem? >> yes.
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uncertainty with egypt, uncertainty on its border with jordan, civil war in syria, probl problems with hezbollah and lebanon. not to mention iran. there's no port in the storm. this is now the new middle east. >> and richard, doesn't that make syria all the more important, you know, golan heights took mortar fire from syria, israel really doesn't want to get involved. you know, spread itself thin in syria, and i think that's why international action on syria is so important right now. >> it's one of the fault lines in the middle east. i think if you're an israeli, it's not the one at the moment that keeps you up at night the most. >> right. >> i still think the palestinian is the closest. then you've got egypt which is the anchor of israel's security. and i think actually the israelis are most worried about jordan. the israelis are not central to the dynamic in syria. syria which began as a civil war and spread into the proxy has the potential to become a regional war. just when the thought the middle east can get worse, it can. >> what's your assessment of pretty much the fact th
of the drivers, although not an age when but one that is critical has been weapons coming into syria, including from russia. even this week the turks forced a plane to land. it was crossing in their airspace. allegedly carrying weapons for assad's government. how has the president we set with russia increased american influence in moscow? so that one would think the president could convince the russians to act differently. and then i would ask you, dov, to respond or to explain how governor romney in his approach to america's leadership in the world plate carefully so that america might have more influence in stopping the killing in syria? >> so, the reset with russia was simply taking a very clear guide approach and recognizing that you're going to have inches that you can cooperate on an interests were you see things very different way. in areas like arms control, reducing the nuclear danger, nuclear proliferation and, of course, want to cooperate with russia. in areas where the agreed to allow supplies to come through russian territory to support our troops in afghanistan, of course want to
will vote on the draft in two weeks. >>> wow. in syria, as the internet goes dark, a is the u.s. closer to arming the rebels and is time out for bashar al assad? jim clancy is next. the usual, bob? not today. [ male announcer ] bob has afib: atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem, a condition that puts him at greater risk for a stroke. [ gps ] turn left. i don't think so. [ male announcer ] for years, bob took warfarin, and made a monthly trip to the clinic to get his blood tested. but not anymore. bob's doctor recommended a different option: once-a-day xarelto®. xarelto® is the first and only once-a-day prescription blood thinner for patients with afib not caused by a heart valve problem, that doesn't require routine blood monitoring. like warfarin, xarelto® is proven effective to reduce the risk of an afib-related stroke. there is limited data on how these drugs compare when warfarin is well managed. no routine blood monitoring means bob can spend his extra time however he likes. new zealand! xarelto® is just one pill a day, taken with the evening meal. and with n
says the u.s. could stop importing oil by 2035. in the middle east, syria's civil war has now touched israel. for the second straight day, a shell from syria landed in israeli territory. today an israeli tank destroyed a syrian armored vehicle. israel is just the latest neighbor pulled into the conflict. turkey has returned fire repeatedly sincereian shells first landed there in october. turkey, lebanon, jordan, and iraq now house more than 400,000 syrian refugees. it was 19 monthsing that a protest movement rose up to overthrow the dictatorship in syria, but there is no end in sight. lance armstrong has resigned from the board of his cancer charity. two weeks after sandy, why are so many people still in the dark? and we'll show you the jewels recovered from the "titanic" when the "cbs evening news" continues. you spend weeks planning it.] you spend all day cooking it. so why spend even a moment considering any broth but swanson? the broth cooks trust most to make the meal folks spend all year waiting for. in stuffing and more, the secret is swanson. if you're a man with low testoster
nearly 20 months of fierce fighting, there may be a major turning point in the civil war in syria. yes, it is still raging. and the various dysfunctional opposition groups seem to be finally agreeing to unite at least under one umbrella group. so this is what you're used to seeing. there's no uniform there but it is fierce. these are the scenes from syria. government fighting rebel forces through streets that are truly war zones and are a mess. now let's shift to some other pictures where the uniforms become very different. suits. these are opposition leaders. essentially representing those people in the streets and they were meeting over the weekend in the gulf to create what on paper at least is a unified group with the aim of getting rid of bashar al assad. now, if they can do it, it would possibly mean the end of the carnage going on every single day. there are graphic images that we're about to show you. just one example of what goes on every day. they are the opposition saying that more than 35,000 people now killed since the conflict erupted in march of last year. so many of the
's where bin laden was hiding and it remains a safe haven for militant extremists. syria is imploding and threatens to spread into a regional war. syria is hoping the president will engage. the euro is in crisis bs, greeks rioting again and, of course, iran still pursuing nuclear ambitions despite crippling sanctions. many worry it could trigger another war. >>> we turn to sports now. the finalists have been announced. mike trout is in the bunch vying for a.l.mvp, he's joined by triple crown winner miguel cabrera, adrian beltre, josh hamilton and robby cano. ryan braun against headley, mccutchen, molina and posey. mets knuckleballer r.a. dickey, the old man he's up against david price of the vanderbilt university and jered weaver. mike trout also a near lock for rookie of the year. the winners announced next week beginning on monday. >>> in the nfl it turns out mark sanchez and tim tebow aren't the only new york jets that current nfl players think are overrated. in a recent poll conducted by the sporting news, nfl players overwhelmingly chose ryan as the most overrated coach in the le
're escaping. a market in eastern syria was apparently hit by a mortar. at least 15 people were killed there. syria's dictator, bashar al- adsad, is trying to crush a rebellion that broke out 19 months ago. that jetblue pilot who had a midair meltdown earlier this year was released from federal custody today, but a texas judge ordered clayton osbon not to fly or board an aircraft. back in march, osbon ran through the cabin and ranted about terrorists before being subdued by passengers. in july, he was found not guilty of disrupting a flight crew by .eason of insanity. a bank robbery came to an end in ialifornia today in a dramatic way. a t.v. station helicopter captured the high-speed getaway with police in pursuit. uit.chase ended in a residential neighborhood 70 miles north of l.a. after a brief standoff, authorities say a man took a shot at the deputies and they heyediately returned fire, killing him. a young man learns the hard way he is no match for a hurricane. teve hartman's "on the road." e road."ext. ask your gastroenterologist about humira adalimumab. humira has been proven to work
tons of, quote, bank notes into syria. u.s. and european sanctions include a ban on syrian currency in an attempt to slow the violence that's killed thousands of people. syria and russian officials have so far not responded to the reports. >>> overseas tens of thousands are rallying today in cairo's tahrir square protesting what they view as a blatant power grab by president mohamed horsey. with tensions mounting yesterday, morsi appeared to soften his controversial attempt to award himself near absolute power above the reach of the law. in a vaguely worded statement, morsi spokesman backtracked slightly saying that only acts of sovereignty would be immune from oversight. >>> well, u.s. consumers went big this weekend for small business saturday. millions of holiday shoppers spent a total of $5.5 billion during the third annual local business shopping event. mika spent half of that in the south of france. and that's not even counted in that tally. for more on the holiday shopping season and the impact on the economy, let's go right now to cnbc's steve sedwood live in london with us.
the opposition's new coalition, syria's bloody civil war rages on, you can hear it there. as many as 48 people killed today. 41 in damascus area alone. the syrian government is also slamming the rebels' attempt to unite threatening any effort to topple president bashar al assad will be futile. >>> giving outsiders never before seen look into their country, they are expressing their pain and their hope through paintings. in the midst of a civil war that has taken lives of 35,000 people in 20 months. mohammed jamjoom report oorns o art of war. >> reporter: pain inspired these paintings. here's person who wants to kill another person, says this artist. and here's a person who wants to defend this person from being killed. conflict infuses these canvases, namely brutal civil war raging in his homeland of syria. the violence pushes me to work more, he says. to draw and paint. it's apparent in the faces, the abnormalities. abstract images made all the more poignant when he describes the horror learning how close relatives of his recently had been executed. i never imagined this would happen to anyon
, it was discussed about president reagan going to vicksburg. he said i look at the congo and afghanistan and syria and see dispa despair. the problem in the middle east is despair. i think the problem is and i don't know how you get around it, the president has to bring it aboard. netanyahu suffers from the problem mitt romney did, they see the world from their perspective. they don't see the greater world being the numbers and population and the future. they are not prepared for it. they are hunkered down. israel cannot continue to be hunkered down and survive. they are going to be outnumbered. >> they have been outnumbered for a long time. there's fear that it is free and greater danger. >> iron dome was beautiful. it was president obama, the united states helped fund it. >> a missile defense, the rocket defense weapon system that was able to shoot down rockets. >> 85% accuracy at best. >> hold on. i want to talk about this and what the u.s. government can do to bring about a two-state solution, if that is the aim after this. think again. black friday prices are still here. instore and online, r
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-hamas ceasefire took place, wolf blitzer spoke to shimon peres, including the civil war in syria across the israeli border. >> syria has a concentration of chemical weapons. >> are they secure right now? >> they're under the control of assad. i'm not sure they are secure. i wouldn't trust them very much. and they get missiles from iran. and some people say it's okay. what do you mean, okay? they're not collectors of missiles. they fire them. they shoot them. civilian life in tel aviv and jerusalem. the world must take a clear position. it is the israeli reaction, and shooting at israelis. after they left gaza. how long can they destroy any chance for peace? >> what's the role of iran that is playing right now behind the scenes in gaza? >> iran is competing with egypt. they want to win. their chance is to have more extreme on the outside. so they support not only hamas, but also the jihad. >> islamic jihad. >> islamic jihad in gaza. so the islamic jihad forces them also to be more extreme. one of the problems in gaza is there is nobody to really -- there is a competition among four or fi
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. they are calling the israelis terrorists. we don't know what is going to happen in syria. hezbollah is sitting up to israel's north waiting their turn. they have occupied now in syria. of course, iran is behind them, too. you have hamas from the west, hezbollah from the north and the entire squeeze play is on. we are pledged to defend israel and their existence. we have told iran that we will not let them have nuclear weapons. obviously the gulf down there, it is important to us fo from an energy standpoint. vital interests but the situation seems to be getting worse as we kind of step back and kind of let all that take care of itself. we're kind of losing out. >> greta: i was in sudan in april. president bashir is torturing and killing his people. he is the guy that has munitions factory that they suspect is owned by iran. he is the one that was letting these rockets to go egypt and into gaza. he was giving a state visit by president morsi two months ago when she should have been indicted because he is indicted for genocide in darfur. everybody looks the other way. >> there is a big picture deve
. >>> a cease-fire takes hold between israel and hamas, but further to the north in syria, more chaos and carnage. a hospital in aleppo was apparently the target of a government air strike overnight. rebel forces say the blast killed at least 15 people. earlier this year the maternity ward at the hospital was badly damaged by an artillery shell. a total of 45 people have been killed across syria today alone. >>> puerto rican boxer hector macho camacho has been decred brain dead. doctors said tests were ongoing, but that has brain activity was irregular and intermittent. the 50-year-old was shot in the face while sitting in a car outside a bar tuesday night in puerto rico. the friend he was with was shot and killed. he fought policy professionally for more than 25 years. he took down legends, including sugar ray leonard and held several titles. in china a 10-year-old boy is rescued after falling into icy mud near a lake while on his way to school. take a look at the video. the third grader was stuck up to his waist and unable to move shivering and crying when firefighters got to him. i
to believe syria has gone on for 20 months with despair. now an op sfwligs group says the civil war has claimed 42,000 lives, and that is not counting the 30 people who are killed today. one city that's been particularly hard hit is aleppo. as nick peyton walsh shows us, no place is safe. >> reporter: even sanctuaries in aleppo can be deadly. this hospital where the wounded flood itself hit by an air strike wednesday. the building next to it collapsed. the hospital's lobby crammed with patients from children hit by shrapnel to injured rebels caught hard. in the debris at least 15 dead, including a doctor and two nurses. jubilation as one man is found alive, but now there's a question where do you take him to? doctors have struggled for months to keep death at its doors. blood-soaked blankets when we visited in september. few medical supplies, endless hours, constant bombing, the power cut. but they persisted even when rounds hit the hospital's maternity ward. among their patients, an uneasy mix of competent and innocent born out of no other choice. there really was nowhere else to run f
in 60 minutes n syria, two car bombs exploded in a town near damascus. the number of people wounded and killed is high and rising. at least 45 people, mostly civilians are reported dead. more than 100 injured. the bombs went off in a town known as a refuge for people forced from their homes by this civil war in syria. they weren't the only explosions. two bombs went off at the same time in a residential neighborhood in damascus. we don't know yet how many people are hurt or who is claiming responsibility. this is the wreckage of a syrian air force jet crashed and burning not far from aleppo. rebel fighters claim they shot it down and captured one of the pilots. this is amateur film. a cnn crew was just on the scene after the crash. rebels saying they also shot down a government helicopter yesterday. that captured on video. take a look. an opposition group posted its facebook page that the free syrian army brought down the helicopter with an anti aircraft weapon. we don't know what happened to the people who were actually on board that helicopter. we want to go straight to washington
coast. two iranians jets intercepted and fired on the drone but missed. syria's president says he will never leave his country. bashar assad remains defiant against western calls for him to step down, amid tens of thousands of deaths in syria's civil war. we are learning tonight more about who the u.s. is looking at for september's libya terror attack against the american mission in benghazi. list of suspects now includes a handful of militants, assigned with an egyptian terror group. though are some of the problems confronting president obama following re-election. we discuss what the second term may look like. "special report" starts at 6:00. now back to new york and five five. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> greg: okay. so the guy behind the anti-muhammad film sentenced to a year in jail for violate progresprobation. if it wasn't for the president pushing a premise that the unseen movie caused atrocity the guy would be free. yet the press still blames the film, rather free expression to protect the president. after weeks of pushing a lie and now that the election is over, maybe it's time to
to help the fodder in syria, speaking of president obama, placing patriot missiles around the region to take down president bashar al asad's air power as soon as the current missile barrages can be contained. through mr. obama's critics the root of the absence of american leverage in the middle east today is a light footprint that was simply too light. is that shared? you're on the ground. is there a sense that the americans have been not present enough in all of this? >> absolutely. and it's not only that they have been absent, also when they have been present, they haven't been present substantially in the way people in the region would like them to be. president obama came to cairo after he was elected, delivered a positive speech, very much welcomed in this part of the world to re-set relations between the u.s. and the muslim world and the arab world. one of the things that he said that the united states does not accept a legitimacy of israeli settlements in the west bank. here we are four years later settlements have expanded. in the eyes of the arab world this cuts deliver. at
, for instance, to syria and iran for real support. but recently, of course, hamas has broken from iran. its offices in syria have been shuttered, and it has become very close to egypt, which is now under the leadership of mohamed morsi, a member of the muslim brotherhood. it also enjoys very close relations with qatar and turkey. so i followed these arab ministers around gaza today. they went to the shiffa hospital where many wounded are staying. and i spoke with several of them. many of them stressing one interesting point. that the arab spring has changed the way arab countries approach gaza. before countries like egypt were very wary of offending their american patrons and kept hamas at an arm's length. dealt with hamas, but it was well-known he did not like hamas at all, given its affiliations with the muslim brotherhood in egypt. some of these ministers telling me that they feel that the united states in this crisis has played a very passive role in trying to resolve this crisis. and what we're seeing is the emergence of other countries like turkey, egypt, qatar, in trying to address t
to ease tension today saying his new powers are not permanent. >>> across syria today more fighting and more casualties. opposition activists say at least 15 people were killed today. most of them in damascus and its suburbs. more than 50 people were reportedly killed yesterday in fighting throughout syria. >>> china has successfully landed a fighter jet on an aircraft carrier for the first time. china's official news agency says the aircraft carrier was being built in the old soviet union. it's expected to hold 30 j-15 fighter jets. the j-15 is reportedly comparable to an american f-18. could be years though before that carrier is fully functional. >>> the flood storm ending southwest england and wales are expected to get worse. look at these images of swollen rivers and towns under water. dozens of roads are already closed and some drivers have had to be rescued from their vehicles. at least one person has died, a woman who was trapped under a tree. >>> investigators now say that giant blast that turned a massachusetts strip club into dust and debris friday night was actually caus
. back to the news. >> pelley: it was a particularly bloody day in syria's civil war sday. the assad dictatorship sent warplanes to bomb a town near to bomrkish border. turkisights groups say at least 159 people were killed. .his is one of the most violent days in months. nthsassad family has ruled the country for four decades. they're out to crush a rebellion that began with peaceful protests 19 months ago. at a military court hearing in washington state today prosecutors said they have what they call chilling evidence against staff sergeant robert tales. he's accused of the pre- meditated murder of 16 civilians n southern afghanistan, most of the victims women and children. proprosecutors say bales carried out one attack, then returned to his base before heading out to attack a second village. notorious boston mobster james "whitey" bulger, who spent 17 years in hiding before he was arrested last year, is in the hospital. the 83-year-old former leader of the winter hill gang is awaiting trial for 19 murders. he was taken from prison yesterday complaining of chest pains. gas lines s
it drops below that. interesting. we've also got some big news coming out of syria. opposition groups have formally agreed to unite. they're now the syrian national coalition for opposition and revolutionary forces. the move allows for more international diplomatic recognition. more funding. and better military aid. now the group's stated goal is to crack down on president bashar al assad's government, and only accept a new government. >>> listen to this, democratic senator chuck schumer says he and republican lindsey graham will restart immigration reform talks that crumbled two years ago, and schumer believes they could get a deal done, and soon. >> graham and i are talking to our colleagues about this right now and i think we have a darn good chance using this blueprint to get something done this year. the republican party has learned that being anti-illegal -- anti-immigrant doesn't work for them politically and they know it. >> key provisions of the plan include a path to citizenship for those already in the u.s., and stronger border security. did you catch this video? some payback on
. they are surrounded by the north, by lebanon, and syria. jordan to the east and south of the west bank, which is palestinian territory. it's all the east of israel, and on the southwestern side is egypt where the new muslim brotherhood government supports the palestinians. israel has to keep its eye on all sides in what is considered a hostile region. cnn is right in the middle of the crisis. just hours ago our own fred plankton issued the shelling on the border between israel and gaza and got to see a reaction from israel live. he was speaking with carol costello when this happened just an hour ago. take a look. >> there's an interceptor missile taking place there. if you just saw the flash in the school, that was a rocket coming out of gaza that was just intercepted right now. it appears as though at this point many time there is another barrage being fired from gaza into this part of israel close to the israeli border, and as us just telling you, this town here on the border is one that does take a lot of fire very frequently. >> he is joining us live near the israeli gaza border. fred, ni
war. you saw israeli tanks fired into syria because syria had been lobing rockets into northern israel, maybe going after rebel groups and misfiring. nonetheless, israel's sovereignty now has been assaulted both in the north and now in the southern part of israel bordering gaza. it's a very, very difficult strategic situation for israel in the midst of this turbulence in the arab world. >> you're not kidding. button it up for us, ken. >> we have to be careful about suggesting that the egyptians will want to break the treaty between israel and egypt. there's a lot in it for egypt. mr. morsi has to be a pragmatist. he knows he can't alienate the united states. he may want to impose a measure of islamism. >> thanks so much for enlightening us. we appreciate it. >> thank you. >>> we'll take a quick break and be back with much more in the newsroom. meet the 5-passenger ford c-max hybrid. when you're carrying a lot of weight, c-max has a nice little trait, you see, c-max helps you load your freight, with its foot-activated lift gate. but that's not all you'll see, cause c-max also beats priu
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